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Greg Tananbaum


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Greg Tananbaum, Consultant

Greg Tananbaum has over 20 years’ experience in scholarly communications, academic publishing, and technology. As owner of ScholarNext, his consulting work focuses on issues at the intersection of technology, content, and academia.  Clients include publishers, technology companies, universities, libraries, non-profit organizations, startups, and other scholarly communication entities.

Greg has engaged in a number of activities on behalf of SPARC.  He serves as the point person for SPARC’s campus-based open access fund resources.  He led the effort to develop both the HowOpenIsIt? guide and the Open Access Spectrum (OAS) Evaluation Tool. He has co-chaired a number of NISO projects for SPARC, including the Access and License Indicators group.  Greg has also written a number of SPARC primers, notably one on Article-Level Metrics and another on Implementing an Open Data Policy.

In addition to his consulting work, Greg has served as President of The Berkeley Electronic Press, as well as Director of Product Marketing for EndNote. He has been as an invited speaker at dozens of conferences, including the American Library Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Association of Professional and Learned Society Publishers, and Online Information UK.  He holds a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Yale University.

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